As my last post probably suggested, I thoroughly enjoy reading anything by P. G. Wodehouse. This is likely a good thing, considering he has close to a hundred books published under his name. However, up until now I have only owned (and read) about 6 or 7 of his books. An arrival in the mail today will help me make a much more significant dent in the complete works of Wodehouse:
This didn't exactly fit in my letterbox...don't let this picture fool you, there's 20 books in this package.
For some odd reason, a lot of his books were being sold for ridiculously cheap from the website where I often purchase books (maybe it was a warehouse clean-out). So I had to take advantage of the opportunity, because, well, it was my duty, right?
Here are the books I bought, which I have attempted to group up according to the various series that Wodehouse wrote.
These books all form part of the Jeeves and Wooster series of stories, perhaps the most famous and loved series Wodehouse wrote. Most of my reading thus far from this author has been books based around bumbling Bertie Wooster and his ever brilliant butler Jeeves.
These books form part of the Blandings series, perhaps the second largest series of books Wodehouse wrote after the J&W books. What ties these books together is the setting of Blandings castle, and its various kooky inhabitants.
This picture includes books from some of the smaller series Wodehouse wrote, including the Uncle Fred series, the Golf series, and the Ukridge series. All of these remain untouched by me until now, but I have no doubt I will enjoy them.
These are all stand-alone novels, but all along similar themes to everything else Wodehouse wrote, as the book covers suggest. The covers also are a bit shiny, hence the slight glare on them. I haven't yet read any of Wodehouse's stand alone novels, so I am looking forward to seeing if they are still enjoyable without the familiarity of the characters (I am sure they are).
And lastly, some more stand-alone novels.
So there we have it, my massive Wodehouse book haul, in which I have probably gained close to a quarter of his total collection. I still have a lot left to collect, but this should tide me over for quite a while.
Are there any authors with extensive collections of books that you are trying to collect? Do you intend to read all of them or is part of the fun just owning them all?